Bongo ByTheWay (Uforo “Bongo” Ebong) is a Grammy-winning platinum record producer from Nigeria. He was raised in both Florida and Rhode Island and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, he unleashed quarter-four wins including hits from Ty Dolla $ign (“Status,” “Everywhere”) and DaniLeigh (“My Terms” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR) to Sevyn Streeter (“Kissez”) featuring Davido and Cordae (“Gifted” featuring Roddy Ricch).
Cordae – “Gifted” music video featuring Roddy Ricch
“I grew up appreciating organic sounds. I played in the church, so I grew up listening to Erykah Badu and The Roots. People who really have that feel of the instrumentation. But at the same time, I do appreciate the nuances of technology because they allow you to express yourself in a new way and have different soundscapes that are cutting edge.” – Bongo ByTheWay stated
Bongo ByTheWay grew up in church, where he took to music as an outlet. At the age of eight, he received teachings from his musically-inclined older brother. By the time he was 11-years-old, Bongo was creating his own beats. Seven years later, he landed his first major placement on a Musiq Soulchild’s track. Shortly after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Florida, Bongo relocated to L.A. to focus on music full-time.
In 2013, Bongo became known for his production on Big Sean’s #1 album, “Dark Sky Paradise,” and “Documentary 2” by The Game. Since then, Bongo has produced for Roddy Ricch, Nipsey Hussle, Jeremih, Eric Bellinger, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Snoop Dogg, and Future.
Bongo’s extensive discography has cemented him as one of the most sought-after producers for popular urban music. In the summer of 2020, he secured two Billboard number ones for his chart-topping production on Teyana Taylor‘s “The Album” and Pop Smoke‘s “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.” A high-achieving person by nature, there’s no doubt that BongoByTheWay won’t stop his grind, no matter how many accolades he earns. As this super-producer says himself, “If you’re not truly passionate about it, you’re not going to go the extra mile.”
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